Tag Archives: chocolate

If You’re Still Getting Ready for Trick or Treaters…

Or, don’t be a psychopathic party pooper!  Uh, oh, what are you giving out?  (Almost always chocolate at my house, you know, in case there are leftovers!)


Yay, Yay, it’s Sunday…

I am an Olympic champion, Lol!



Three Quotes in Three Days Challenge, Day Three…

Many thanks to Jackie at A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales and Krista at From Food Stamps To a Future for asking me to participate in the Three Quotes in Three Days challenge. They both have wonderful blogs and I do hope you will check them out!   I’ve had a lot of fun finding just the right quotes to use.  Here is my Day Three quote:


Need I say more?  I think not…

The Rules:

  • Thank the person nominating you for the challenge.
  • Post a quote on your blog for 3 consecutive days.
  • Invite 3 of your favorite Bloggers to join the challenge

And now I would like to invite three others to do the Three Quotes in Three Days challenge:

Christi at Feeding on Folly

Charlotte at An Introvert’s Dictionary

Lizzy at My Little Book Blog

Happy Sweetest Day…


Today is Sweetest Day and since I review romance books, I thought I’d share some fun facts about the holiday from the always reliable Internet:

The first Sweetest Day was celebrated on October 8, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio and really started as a day to help the less fortunate.  According to Wikipedia, “The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s October 8, 1922 edition, which chronicles the first Sweetest Day in Cleveland, states that the first Sweetest Day was planned by a committee of 12 confectioners chaired by candymaker Adam Olis. The Sweetest Day in the Year Committee distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy to ‘newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor.’ ”

Hallmark says, “Legend has it that Sweetest Day was established around 1922 by Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio, candy company employee who wanted to bring happiness to the lives of those who often were forgotten. Kingston and others distributed candy and small gifts to orphans, people confined to their homes and others to show them that someone cared.

In the early 1930s, movie stars got into the act. Ann Pennington distributed candy to 2,200 Cleveland newspaper boys, and Theda Bara gave candy to theater-goers and patients in Cleveland hospitals.”

Everyone seems to agree that Sweetest Day is most popular in the Great Lakes region, with the two most celebratory cities being Cleveland and Detroit.  Who knew?  It’s come to be known as a holiday to give flowers, sweets or cards to your sweetie, and is now always the third Saturday in October.  Hallmark assures us that the trend is spreading across the country…

A few years ago, a co-worker of mine gave his fiancee five pounds of sugar for Sweetest Day and she married him anyway…

Do you and your sweetie celebrate the holiday?

Monday Musings…

Some random Monday thoughts…

Going on vacation at the end of October to Palm Desert/Palm Springs area of California.  Any suggestions on places to eat, drink, shop, visit, photograph?  I am SO looking forward to this trip!   Not that I don’t love them — but no kids, no dogs!!  There will be ten of us going — some of my ladies who lunch and our spouses, so enough people that we sometimes split up during the day and meet up later for dinner and everyone doesn’t have to do the same things.  Any age-appropriate suggestions are welcome.  I will, of course, take your ideas with a grain of salt (and probably a few margaritas 🙂 )   I thought I would be doing some hiking, but one of the hubbies kept talking about the snakes there, so don’t know if I’ll be brave enough now…

I’m trying to refine my book review system a little, and use increments rather than just 3, 4, 5 because lately I feel like I’d been rating nearly everything a 4!  I really don’t like to rate a book as a 5 unless I feel it’s exceptionally well written and you should not miss the chance to read it.

And I feel a 3 means a book is rather ho-hum and I hate to use that number, because I think people would never give those books a chance.  And sometimes what’s not my cup of tea might be yours!

That said, everything can’t be a 4 — very good, but not fabulous in my humble opinion.  I’m not sure I can really explain the difference between a 3 and a 3.25 or a 3.75 and a 4, so you’ll have to use your own judgement here.  I’m sure that was extremely edifying for anyone who’s still paying attention, 😉

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